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Sleeping Sickness records

The LSHTM Archives hold a number of collections relating to sleeping sickness or African trypanosomiasis, which is an insect-borne parasitic infection of humans and other animals. It is caused by the species Trypanosoma brucei. Humans are infected by two types, Trypanosoma brucei gambiense … Continue reading

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2 – 9 September

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19 Beate Kampmann (09/09) Beate tells The Telegraph (£) that it is too early to say whether AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine trial is “doomed”, amid their decision to pause the trial after a suspected adverse … Continue reading

20 – 26 August

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19 Beate Kampmann (24/08) Beate comments on President Trump’s decision to fast track the approval of Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine on BBC News. Beate said: “What’s disconcerting is the political point-scoring in the development of … Continue reading

David Pencheon: Winner of the BMJ Outstanding Contribution to Health Award

David Pencheon (MSc Community Medicine, 1988) has been awarded The BMJ Outstanding Contribution to Health Award. He is the founder and director of the Sustainable Development Unit (SDU) for NHS England and Public Health England. He has been a world … Continue reading

13 – 19 August

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19 Heidi Larson (18/08) Heidi emphasises the importance of active listening to tackle vaccine hesitancy on BBC Radio 4 (from 18:41). Heidi said: “We cannot dismiss any questions because vaccines do have risks and … Continue reading

6 – 12 August

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19 Beate Kampmann (11/08) Beate stresses that without safety and efficacy trials, Russia’s approval of a COVID-19 vaccine is “scientifically unsound” on LBC. Beate said: “The announcement appears to be driven by politics rather … Continue reading